3x50: Two Riders Were Approaching

Jono Bacon, Jeremy Garcia, and special guest Erica Brescia present Bad Voltage, in which a generation of hypochondriacs is created, we are made to do research, and:

  • [00:01:51] VC/WeWork/Flow
  • [00:20:28] AI wins state fair art contest, annoys humans
  • [00:28:14] New smart watches
  • [00:38:22] Notkia
  • [00:39:52] OSTP Issues Guidance to Make Federally Funded Research Freely Available Without Delay
  • [00:42:47] Outro

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Does anyone else feel like touting all the fitness stuff in watches is a bit ill timed? Haven’t there been a number of studies lately that found these fitness devices have zero measurable effect on peoples health and fitness?

this was the first episode i listened too for a long time as i just hadn’t commuted anymore after corona hit.

My impressions:

  • Great surprise that Erica was on the show
  • “We do not need to own that, Bono!” - Loved it
  • I also like the notion of a “don’t invest in assholes” policy - great to hear that it’s actually a thing, at least at some places
  • The notion of putting money to work - i always found that wording weird…but that might really be me beeing not familier with the investment-business - which we do need in our societies, right?
  • Since you asked - as always, i’m not interestest in watches. But in this form it’s by mo means something that would make me switch off.
  • The other topics that you picked, i found interesting

So, I guess - thanks for not having podfaded while I was gone!
Keep up the great show!

Best
Tobi

PS: obviously I would now also love to hear what the chemistry between Erica, Steward and Bono sounds like

:wave: Hey all, it’s been a while.

When listening to the part about original art, and how you wanted a video of the artist making it, all I could think was “you’re in the market for an original Bob Ross” :rofl:

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